FAQ - Domain Name

  1. What is Web Hosting?

  2. Web hosting is the act of renting space and bandwidth through a company so that you may publish your web site online.

    You can either opt for free hosting that is usually supported with banners and pop ups, or may opt to get paid web hosting, which gives you complete control over your site contents.

  3. What exactly is space and bandwidth/data transfer?

  4. Diskspace is the size your website can be. Every single letter on your website has to be stored somewhere on your web host's server. HTML pages are usually very small, but it is the extra images, scripts, and even databases that can take up large amounts of disk space.

    Bandwidth/Transfer is the amount of data the server will allow your site to send in a month. Once you go over your monthly limit, a host may either shut your site down for the remainder of the month or it can charge you 'overage.' But SKT provides Unlimited Bandwidth/Transfer.

  5. What is uptime?

  6. Uptime is literally what it means - it is the amount of time your site is online throughout the entire month.

    The best uptime would be 100%, but because things can break, hosting companies offer 99.9% uptime guarantees. It means that your website will be up and running at least 99.9% of the time during any 12-month period.

  7. What should I choose? Windows hosting or Linux hosting?

  8. If you need to support Microsoft products such as ASP, MS Access, or VBScript, then Windows hosting would be better. Furthermore, if you are comfortable with IIS and do not have the time to understand how UNIX works, Windows hosting would again be a better choice.

    There are some things to remember.

    First of all, just because you use Windows at home does not mean you should use Windows hosting. The two are completely different, and having a Windows system at home will not affect your ability to communicate with a UNIX server.

    Secondly, Linux is much more common with web hosts due to its superior stability and because it is free. Since it is free, Linux hosting is usually cheaper than Windows. Just because it's free does not mean it's not as good - Linux is an excellent product too.

  9. I have a fast internet connection (DSL/cable) - can I just host my own site?

  10. You could, but that's definitely not recommended.

    Some of the reasons:

    • Most ISPs have clauses that do not let you use your internet connection for web hosting - doing so will result in termination of your account.

    • Your system should be secure so that no one can hack into it, having your computer on 24/7, and other such problems.

    • Most good web hosts use powerful servers with lots of RAM and high performance hard disks. Furthermore, they have multiple internet connections at speeds far higher than what residential DSL or cable service can provide.

    • There are all the issues of support. If something goes wrong, it will be your job to fix it - you will not have a professional to correct the problem.

  11. How do I transfer files to my website?

  12. Files must be transferred to the Web server via File Transport Protocol (FTP) or your account's Web-based File Manager.

  13. Can you host domain names other than .com .net .org .biz .info and .us?

  14. We can host any domain name.

  15. How do I transfer files to my website?

  16. Files must be transferred to the Web server via File Transport Protocol (FTP) or your account's Web-based File Manager.

  17. Can you host domain names other than .com .net .org .biz .info and .us?

  18. We can host any domain name.

  19. Do I have to keep my website with you forever, or can I move it to another supplier to host it if I wish?

  20. You may move your website to another web hosting service at any time.


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